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CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Six Women, Including Illeana Douglas

CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Six Women, Including Illeana Douglas

Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS, has been accused of sexual harassment in an investigation published by The New Yorker. The article is written by Ronan Farrow, the journalist behind last fall’s Pulitzer Prize–winning story about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse.

The exposé features six women accusing Moonves of making unwanted sexual advances on them, including actress and TCM host Illeana Douglas. The allegations date back as far as the 1980s.

Four of the women accuse Moonves of “forcible touching or kissing during business meetings, in what they said appeared to be a practiced routine,” while two told Farrow that the executive “physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers;” all claim that he grew “cold or hostile” after they rejected his advances.

“What happened to me was a sexual assault, and then I was fired for not participating,” Douglas said. She claims that he harassed

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